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: Target prepares for the holidays with expanded Disney partnership, more toy exclusives

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Target Corp. is preparing for the holiday season with toy exclusives and an expanded partnership with Walt Disney Co. that will bring more than 160 Disney shops to store locations nationwide.

Target’s
TGT,
+3.26%

top toys include a number of Lego sets, a Barbie Dreamhouse, Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu, and a Target edition of the iconic Monopoly game. A list than spans 50 items, 22 will be Target exclusives.

The retailer is also expanding its partnership with Disney
DIS,
+1.08%

to bring more than 160 Disney shops to Target locations across the country. Target also plans to expand the online Disney shop.

Toys are one of the merchandise categories that could be threatened by supply chain challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on manufacturing, shipping and other areas.

Read: Santa could be stalled as supply chain issues put toy sector at risk for the holidays

Target stock is up 43.6% for the year to date. Disney shares have slipped 3.3%. And the benchmark S&P 500 index
SPX,
+0.81%

has run up 18.3% for the period.

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